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(Kansai region) The Kansai Energy-saving and Environmental Business Mission (China) (FY2008) [June 24-29, 2008]

(Kansai region) The Kansai Energy-saving and Environmental Business Mission (China) (FY2008)


Outline


This mission dispatch was intended for the promotion of business exchanges between companies with unsurpassed technology and know-how with regards to energy and environmental conservation in the Kansai-area and Chinese companies in the same field.
In June of 2008, under the joint auspices of the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan-China Economic Relations and Trade Centre and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), IIST carried out the Kansai Energy Conservation Eco-Business Mission to Liaoning Province, China, a mission aimed at promoting business in the energy and environmental conservation fields.

Date: June 24 (Tuesday) - June 29 (Sunday) ,2008


Participants


-Chairperson: Mr. Akio Tanii, President of the Japan-China Economic Relations and Trade Centre (Special consultant to Panasonic Corp.)

-Vice-Chairperson: Mr. Katsumaro Chikushi, Vice-President of the Japan-China Economic Relations and Trade Centre (Managing Directory, Suntory Corporation)

-Vice-Chairperson: Mr. Shinichi Tsujimoto, Director, Electrical Instrumentation Division, Takuma Co. Ltd.

-Special adviser: Mr. Shunichiro Aoki, Chairman of the Board, Japan-China -Economic Relations and Trade Centre (Former President, Panasonic Corporation of China/Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. of China)

-Representatives of medium and small businesses, and other organizations concerned with energy and environment conservation in the Kansai area, Japan-China Economic Relations and Trade Centre, Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)


Overview


(1)Business discussions between local companies and other groups and companies participating in the mission concerning energy and environmental conservation in Shenyang City
(2)Presentation by executive staff members of The Environment Protection Agency of Liaoning Province
(3)Courtesy call on representatives of The People’s Government of Liaoning Province and an interview with Vice Governor Li Wancai and other officials
(4)Courtesy call on representatives of The People’s Government of Shenyang City and an interview with Deputy Mayor Yang Yazhou and other officials
(5)Trip to NTC (Shenyang) Environment Protection Industry Co., Ltd. in Shenyang City
(6)Business discussion meeting between Chinese environmental-related companies and companies participating in the mission at The 2008 China International Environmental Protection Fair (Venue: Dalian City)
(7)Cooperative PR booth display by Kansai area companies in The 2008 China International Environmental Protection Fair (Venue: Dalian City)
(8)Convening of The Kansai Energy Conservation and Eco-Business PR Seminar on the grounds of The 2008 China International Environmental Protection Fair (Venue: Dalian City)
(9)A courtesy call on representatives of The People’s Government of Dalian City and a discussion with Mayor Xia Deren and other officials
(10)Observation of The Dalian City Industrial Park (Huayuankou Economic Zone) and other facilities
Mr. Tanii, Chairperson, raised the following points and gained the thorough understanding of local government officials during courtesy calls on these individuals.
-The mission is a business endeavor related to energy and environmental conservation.
-Environmental issues form a challenge of critical importance, and transcend borders; they require the cooperative efforts of both countries. While discussions between the two governments in order to find solutions to these challenges are important, cooperative efforts by businesses at the private-sector level are also necessary. This mission dispatch was a tangible manifestation of these ideas.
-The promotion of eco-business at the private-sector level will contribute to the overall efforts to manage negative environmental effects by both countries.

A great number of discussions between Chinese companies and Japanese companies participating in the mission took place at business negotiations sessions convened in Shenyang City and Dailin City in Liaoning Province, China.


Seminar intended for mission members by the Liaoning Province Environmental Protection Agency

Seminar intended for mission members by the Liaoning Province Environmental Protection Agency

Visit to NTC (Shenyang) Environmental Protection Industry Co., Ltd.

Visit to NTC (Shenyang) Environmental Protection Industry Co., Ltd.


A courtesy call on representatives of The People’s Government of Dalian City and a discussion with Mayor Xia Deren and other officials

A courtesy call on representatives of The People’s Government of Dalian City and a discussion with Mayor Xia Deren and other officials



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